Live It Up in London Luxury
From all the 5-star luxury hotels London has to offer to designer shopping and superior dining, London has some of the best luxury experiences the world has available. If you’re looking for a luxurious weekend break in London, then here are some suggestions of activities you might enjoy.
Of course, there are numerous luxury 5-star hotels to choose from in this fabulous city, but here at the Landmark London, we offer some of the largest guest rooms in the capital. Situated in the heart of Marylebone and directly opposite Marylebone station, our Grade II listed Victorian hotel (complete with many of the original features) also boasts fine restaurants and bars, an award-winning afternoon tea menu, plus a luxury spa complete with fully equipped gymnasium and 15-metre chlorine-free pool.
Admittedly, our hotel can’t stand up to the best accommodation in the city – Buckingham Palace. A must-see for any first-time visitor to London, but her Majesty’s primary residence is usually something visitors wish to see again and again. If you’re lucky, you could even be one of the few who get to see interior of the Palace when certain parts are open for tours during the summer months when the Royals are away on holiday.
Alternatively, a trip to Kensington Palace might be in order. Visit the King and Queen’s State apartments, see the rooms that Queen Victoria lived in as a child, and also enjoy the latest exhibition, Modern Royals, which explores the story of the young royals of the 20th century.
No luxury London trip is complete without a spot of shopping and the ultimate luxury shopping hotspot has to be Harrods. It’s hard to believe that this amazing London retail experience started as a simple grocer and tea merchant in 1834. These days, Harrods has 330 different departments spread across seven floors. With over 27 eateries, it is quite easily possible to spend a whole day there and not get bored!
Fortnum and Mason, in the heart of Piccadilly, is another of London’s classic department stores, but if you fancy something on a smaller scale, why not check out the luxury boutiques in Chelsea or the high-end and elegant stores along Bond Street.
If you’re looking for something more specific, then ask your hotel concierge which area is best to visit. For example, jewellery hunters should head to Sloane Street in Mayfair or Hatton Garden, while antique seekers should hit the famous auction houses such as Sotheby’s or Christie’s.
Everyone needs to eat and London has some of the best restaurants around, including many owned and run by celebrity chefs. Jamie Oliver’s original restaurant Fifteen offers a Mediterranean menu, plus the proceeds support the training of chefs, while Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant offers a real fine dining experience as one of the only restaurants in London to have three Michelin stars. There are also restaurants owned by Michel Roux Jr, Gary Rhodes, Marco Pierre White and ‘Masterchef’ presenter Gregg Wallace.